What Does it Mean to Study Torah?

Torah study is the study of the Tanach – the Hebrew Bible, Prophets, and Writings – as well as Talmud and similar works. Studying Torah includes studying all commentary and rabbinic literature based on the above sources.

Torah is a guide to personal development and the word of G-d. It is a source of intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth; of timeless wisdom and the timeless principles of the Jewish religion.

The Torah is compared to a pure, flowing stream of water – it is a life-sustaining source, quenching spiritual thirst. Just like a body of water, the Torah is beautiful on the surface but also contains miles and miles of hidden depths.